Whether you’re after a demure nude lip or striking crimson pout, nothing adds more drama to your outfit than a sexy lip. With plenty of prior care and preparation, such sexy lips are easier than ever to achieve. Getting the perfect pout for your next party should be a breeze with the following few tips for sexy lips.
It’s important to create a smooth, even surface for lipstick to stick to. Lipstick won’t stick to dry or flaky skin. If applied to an uneven surface, lipstick has the tendency to clog or flake. Exfoliating is the key to ensuring a smooth surface for sexy lips. Using a soft baby toothbrush, gently ‘brush’ your lips to remove any dry, flaky skin.
Apply a moisturising cream to your lips. Unlike lip balm, a moisturising cream won’t act as a barrier to your lipstick. It’s also important to hydrate your body from the inside. You’ll no doubt have heard that drinking plenty of water is the key to dewy skin, and this also applies to your lips as well.
The skin on the lips is quite sensitive, so it’s important to protect them from the elements. Lips can suffer from sun exposure just as much as the rest of your body, so it’s important to protect them with SPF balm or cream. Also, in cold and harsh climates, prevent chapping by shielding lips from the wind or applying a balm.
Before you add colour to your lips, dab concealer around the edge of your lips. This will help give lipstick a border and increase definition. It will also help prevent lipstick from seeping. If you’re applying a bright colour; even out your skin tone by applying concealer beforehand.
Lip liner is one of those things that can be a bit confusing. While, we all dread the image of our lipstick rubbing off and being left with a dark ring around the edges of our lips, this can easily be avoided by using a liner that matches your natural lip colour. A long-lasting liner provides a better surface for lipstick to stick to and ultimately offering longer wear.
Sexy lips often mean full colour. For intense colour, apply lipstick straight from the tube. While application with a lip brush helps with precision, it can also diminish colour. If applying straight from the tube, start from the centre of the lip and blend to the outer edges.
After applying lipstick, place a tissue between your lips and gently press down. This will help ‘lock’ your lipstick in place. This will also help prevent smudges. For intense colour, apply and repeat the process.
Create definition by applying highlighter to your Cupid’s bow (the dip at the centre of your top lip). A subtle cream or ivory colour should suffice. This step should help emphasise and make the most of your sexy lips.
If you’re after smooth and sexy lips, these tips should hopefully get you there. Nothing finishes off an outfit better than a polished pout. What are your best tips for party-ready, sexy lips?
Love this post?